My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Sunburn
I love the sun, and sometimes I mis-judge how much time I’ve spent in it! 🙁 Thankfully, Young Living lavender essential oil is my friend and helps my skin heal quickly! [Don’t use any brand but Young Living on burns! Any additives will make the burn worse. Some brands use lavandin instead of actual lavender oil, and that’s not helpful for the burn either!] I just rub lavender straight on the burn, and reapply a few times if need be! Easy peasy! Want to get your own oils? Click here to get your starter kit!
Guest post by Joshalyn McHargue I distinctly remember the first time I learned about mindfulness. It was during a counseling lecture, and my professor encouraged my classmates and me to make it a consistent part of our lives to avoid burnout. As a counselor in training, I was initially interested in how it could improve my counseling skills. Soon after I began practicing mindfulness, however, I found it to be a helpful tool in my life as a wife, friend, daughter, employee, and well, a human being! Put simply, mindfulness is the intentional act of being fully present in a moment. It involves becoming aware of your thoughts and knowing…
Betrayal by Think Dirty App
We have long relied on the Think Dirty App to help us identify products that are healthier and less toxic. It gave us ratings on how good or bad something was in regards to being cancer causing, toxic to our reproductive/developmental systems, and allergies and immunotoxins. The app has changed, and those indicators NO LONGER appear. Worse, many of the products that were once rated badly now appear with MUCH better ratings. Products that were a 10 have changed to a 5, overnight. Other products, as I was searching for them, popped up as the 9 or 10 they once were, then gave an app error, and reverted to a…
Toxic Free Cleaning Made Easy
My hat is off to those mamas that love to make their own cleaning supplies! I’ve dabbled in that, and eventually decided that it was simpler for me to purchase something that was already made! Invariably, I’d end up an ingredient short, or without a good container, or I wouldn’t be happy with how it worked! While I didn’t want to make it myself, I didn’t want to compromise on quality and non-toxic-ness. Is that a word? The Thieves line from YL has been a game-changer for me! If you came over to my house, you’d find Thieves in the kitchen (the dish soap and dishwasher detergent), laundry…
How to Apply Mineral Makeup
Are you new to using mineral makeup? There’s a little bit of a learning curve, but if I can do it, I am CONFIDENT that you can!! Young Living has produced some great tutorials that show you how easy it is. It won’t be long, and your skin will be thanking you for your healthy wise choices! Take a look at this quick intro! Check out this first video on how to apply foundation. Only have 5 minutes to put your makeup on? This video shows you how! Want to make your eyes stand out? Learn more and get your own makeup by following this link –> Savvy Minerals…
Is Your Makeup Toxic? You’ll Be Surprised!
My sweet husband always told me that I didn’t need to wear makeup. That he liked me just fine without it. Then, I’d dress up to go on a date and he’d love how I looked, with makeup. LOL. One day, I discovered an app called Think Dirty Shop Clean and scanned the makeup I was using. I was SHOCKED and thanked him for encouraging me not to wear it! Since repeated low doses of chemical exposure over time is a primary cause of disease, the more we can reduce the amount of chemicals we put IN and ON our bodies, the better! A high percentage of cancers are…
Young Living Starter Kit Oils & What To Do With Them
Essential oils have many wonderful uses! I am continually amazed at how powerful they are, and how many things I can use them for! If you don’t have your starter kit yet, you can get it here! –> Young Living Starter Kit Canada Young Living offers a wonderful starter kit filled with 11 fabulous oils. Let’s take a quick tour and meet them! Oil #1: Lavender! In Aromatherapy, lavender can be used topically: * to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis * or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation * or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold…
How to Neutralize the Danger of Smartphones & Watches
I have a pretty awesome brother (and nope, he didn’t pay me to write that). He works for Apple, and he won an Apple Watch at his job for good performance. He suspected that it was the tool I didn’t know I needed, and correctly guessed that I would never buy one for myself. I was so thrilled to receive it, but also cautious. I have a healthy respect for the amount of EMF’s (electro-magnetic frequencies) that are emitted from the devices that we call carry around! EMF’s have been linked to all sorts of brain issues and illnesses. Learn more here: Is EMF Exposure Really a…
I Was Brave & It Paid Off
I’d heard of this modality in the world of natural health, and one of my friends even practices it. I hadn’t been brave enough to say, ok my turn! until last week. And, predictably, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! It was fascinating and I actually liked it! So much so that I’m going back again tomorrow! What is this mystery treatment? Acupuncture. Have you tried it? All I could think about were the needles! Ugh!! BUT – they really are teeny tiny! And I only felt them a couple of times. When I did feel them is KEY – because…
When You Must Avoid Oil Pulling!
Have you tried oil pulling yet? It’s a simple technique that is very good for your oral health! I’ve personally used to help my gums. They were starting to recede (ouch!!) but a little oil pulling fixed them right up! We’re going to talk about how to oil pull, but I want to caution you. If you have mercury fillings in your teeth, DO NOT oil pull until you have them removed! And, please do have them removed. Those mercury fillings are leaching mercury (gah!) into your body!! If you oil pull when you have mercury fillings, the mercury is leached even faster! (double gah!!) How do…